Women aren’t alone struggling with age-related hormone changes. Men are also susceptible, usually experiencing a gradual drop in testosterone. This process, often referred to as ‘andropause’, can refer to a drop in either testosterone or androgen levels. Unlike women, who experience dramatic hormone drops due to menopause, men usually experience a gradual hormonal decline over the course of many years.
What are the symptoms of male hormone imbalance?
Males and females have many of the same hormones, only in different ratios. Testosterone is the dominant sex hormone in men, of which most is produced by the testes. However, falling testosterone levels can lead to many of the same symptoms that women experience during menopause.
- Loss of bone density
- Changes in muscle tone
- Weight changes
- Hot flashes
- Mood instability
- Low sex drive
Alternative Treatments for male hormone imbalance
I take a natural approach to treating hormone imbalance and use advanced technology and modern diagnostic testing to identify hormonal deficiencies and imbalances. My goal is to use natural, non-invasive methods of balancing the body’s hormones and supplementing deficiencies. Often, this includes the use of bio-identical hormones, which are identical to the natural hormones produced by the body. I also help our patients use nutrition, detoxification, stress reduction, and other lifestyle changes to keep hormones as naturally balanced as possible. My patients continue to visit me for periodic evaluations to monitor hormone levels and make treatment changes as necessary.